It’s no secret that GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus has a habit of calling out certain people in the industry, especially this past year. Now, following this week’s earlier report that Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson aren’t exactly getting along on tour, Oderus had some choice comments regarding the two, Rob Zombie in particular.
Oderus had this to say in an interview with the Broward Palm Beach New Times:
“You think these Walmart behemoths of the music industry like Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie are really scary people? That they have any kind of revolutionary agenda? All they care about is making money, and hanging out with their director buddies as they throw gala award ceremonies to circle jerk each other into a frenzy. GWAR is where GWAR should be: In the drawer marked filth.”
He continued, “There would not be Slipknot without GWAR. I have a direct quote from Rob Zombie about GWAR when he was figuring out what he wanted to do with his career. They asked him, ‘Hey what do you think of them?’ and he said, ‘The first time I saw GWAR, I thought ‘I want to be that, but I want to make money.” That, to me, says a lot about Rob Zombie as an artist. It says that he isn’t one.
“I give Manson a little more credit. He has a strand of pure obnoxiousness in him. I heard a story, some girl tried to get his signature and he hocked a huge bloody loogie. ‘There’s my signature.’
“Rob Zombie is a tired, G-Rated mishmash of other people’s styles.
To be fair, Oderus wasn’t really slamming Slipknot or Manson like he was Rob Zombie:
What I do like about Slipknot is their music. Their drummer is fucking amazing. But when I get to Marilyn Manson, he’s a little harder to peg. A little Alice Cooper, a little Bowie, a little Johnny Rotten.
This isn’t the first time that Rob Zombie has been berated by his peers, though it seems a little more like Oderus is just being Oderus, and you can’t fault him for that.